Summary: Fine at first, but after some use I found that the BIOS will default to UEFI boot parameters even when set not to. This is kind of a problem when troubleshooting disk issues and trying to boot off of USB. Attempting to change settings results in losing video output.
Summary: Knocking off a star was based on lack of parental guidance,that is, Biostar gives you anything you ask for, but not in the box, online! This is a strange approach for biostar to take as you don't know what to ask for.
Summary: Seems to be a good little motherboard and processor combo. It's been in service, as the basis for a Linux/XBMC HTPC, for a couple of weeks and there have been no issues/problems. It could be a little bit more robust--but for the price I don't think there's much to complain about in that regard.
Summary: Hosting a small Minecraft server on this board with one 8gb stick of ram. I'm using spigot to run the server and i pre-generated the world-map using a plugin called worldborder. The map generation was the only task this board had issues keeping up with.
Summary: I bought this to serve as the guts of a low-power Windows Home Server setup. It's pretty slow, but does the job nicely without consuming very much power. The only other drawback I see is the limited number of SATA connections, which may be a problem as I expand this in the future.
Summary: It kept shutting the monitor off and on when a usb is in use, keyboard, mouse, flash drive. Had to return and get Asus because i did not know if it is just a bad motherboard or it is an issue to biostar.
Summary: The issue I have had I have kind of isolated and it is repeatable consistently. If I do a warm reboot the board only sees 3.61gb of installed ram. If I shut the system down and pull the power cable for 5min, then power it back up it sees 7.61gb of ram.
Pros: Very cheap board. Uses very little power and can handle a number of hard drives
Cons: Does not see the full amount of ram I have install consistently.